The current decline in US defense capabilities is undermining its conventional deterrence in the Pacific and indeed, around the entire globe.
Systematic Chinese cyber espionage has resulted in significant damage to U.S. national security.
Supporting uncontroversial airstrikes against ISIS does not make a candidate a national security leader. A much more revealing test is a candidate’s position on defense spending.
Declining military budgets and world events are caught in a mutually destructive spiral.
If the US military keeps shrinking, no amount of innovation or advanced technology will make up for real losses in combat power.
Although American internationalism is not cheap, it ultimately costs more to manage crises — as we had to on June 6, 1944 — than to solve problems before they spiral out of control.
Removing ONA’s independent role within the Pentagon bureaucracy would effectively eliminate its most important contribution: direct, undiluted, and holistic assessments.